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>> there are kids and families ever were. it is really an extraordinary playground. it has got a little something for everyone. it is aesthetically billion. it is completely accessible. you can see how excited people are for this playground. it is very special. >> on opening day in the brand- new helen diller playground at north park, children can be seen swinging, gliding, swinging, exploring, digging, hanging, jumping, and even making drumming sounds. this major renovation was possible with the generous donation of more than $1.5 million from the mercer fund in honor of san francisco bay area philanthropist helen diller. together with the clean and safe neighborhood parks fund and the city's general fund. >> 4. 3. 2. 1. [applause] >> the playground is broken into three general areas. one for the preschool set, another for older children, and a sand area designed for kids of all ages. unlike the old playground, the new one is accessible to people with disabilities. this brand-new playground has several unique and exciting features. two slides, including one 45- foot super slid
. the alliance issued their playground report card last week and i'm happy to say that the last report card we had showed 30 playgrounds in the system that were sub par, this year, it's down to 16, and if we can get the bond passed in november, i think we'll have 0 sub par playgrounds in the future, but i want to congratulate the staff and the general manager on the management of the system to bring with limited resources 15 or 14 more parks in the line under those circumstances. i also want to congratulate the staff because the first phase of the america's cup, the smaller boats had their first event and i think it went off in a grand manner in no small due to the recreation park department's preparation down at the marina green, so congratulations to all on that, and i think that concludes my report. thank you very much. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing no public comment, it is closed. we are on item 3, the general manager's report. >> good morning, commissioners, some news and announcements in a summary of some upcoming events, this past saturday, we were joined by superv
on some of the open areas and playground areas in the southwestern part of the park. and i will just move on to the usage analysis and maybe show the -- we can go back the video later if you'd like. so this -- we actually got out there before 8 a.m. unfortunately we don't have a graphic. there are more people in portsmouth square before 8 a.m. than between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. that was before the sun came up. the sun came up for roughly a little after 8:00. you can see it was sunny day so there were parts in the sun already and some that were shaded. the little red es are people exercising, generally doing t'ai chi, adults. these are kids in the playground and people sitting around different parts of the park. there are roughly 20, 25 people in the park. moving on to 9 a.m., a few more people spread throughout the park. by 9:30 the usage takes off, more than doubles. then 10:00, similar. anywhere you see 10:00 is the heaviest concentration. so portsmouth square, heavy use. it starts before the sun comes up and takes off after 9:00. it is spread pretty evenly throughout the park. we can go b
. it is already well utilize. we have two playgrounds currently in the process of being remodeled in addition to a brand-new library that is opening up. we are very excited about what this means for the many kids and families who use the library, go to the parks and plate, and who really just utilize those public services. there are many exciting changes, and we are happy to see them open up. >> what is the playground remodel? what does that look like? supervisor chu: we have playgrounds that were built so many years ago that had our senate in the wood, if you can imagine that. some of the swing sets were breaking apart. we have stand still, some people would find broken glass and other things in the sand, so with the remodel, we are seeing completely new equipment being placed on the playgrounds. the new rubberized services, which gets away at the broken glass and other things people might find in the sand. there are so many kids in the district that i think everyone will benefit and see the changes as a positive. >> are there any other issues that concern you that we have not discussed? for
square a of a peaceful beauty. large trees border greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football, frisbee, and picnics. it is very much a couple's part and there are a multitude of experiences you can have together. bring your dog and watch the mean go with the community or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all of the park has to offer. many couples find this is the perfect place to put down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place you can share with someone you cherish. it is located along the 1 and 10 buses and is accessed from the 47 and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. for more information about reserving one of these locations, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair building. for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510. you can also write us. or walking in and say hello at old lock cabin, golden gate park. and of course you can find more information and reach us at sfrecpark.org. >> when the new california acade
. >> the playground is unique in that it serves a number of age groups, unlike many of the other properties, it serves small children with the children's play grounds and clubhouses that has basketball courts, it has an outdoor soccer field and so there were a lot of people that came to the table that had their wish list and we did our best to make sure that we kind of divided up spaces and made sure that we kept the old features of the playground but we were able to enhance all of those features. >> the playground and the soccer field and the tennis fields and it is such a key part of this neighborhood. >> we want kids to be here. we want families to be here and we want people to have athletic opportunities. >> we are given a real responsibility to insure that the public's money is used appropriately and that something really special comes of these projects. we generally have about an opportunity every 50 years to redo these spaces. and it is really, really rewarding to see children and families benefit, you know, from the change of culture, at each one of these properties >> and as a result of, what
activities, a couple of kids playing in the small playground that's there, there are open areas where people can do activities, regardless of whether they're in sun or in shade, and this is 10:00 a.m., so i kind of went over those findings, there's no current budget for st. mary's square, the proposed budget is 0.09% of which the transbay tower is half. moving on to maritime plaza, maritime plaza is about 2 thousand feet away from the transbay tower, it is the only building that might add shade to maritime plaza, it is an elevated plaza that was built, the shadow would fall at the most 25 minutes for one or two weeks in early december and then one or two weeks right around the new year and it would fall between 10:40 and 1105 p.m., and it is a relatively small patch that would flash by as the shadow of the transbay tower slices on the towers generally shade maritime plaza, so maritime plaza is a lightly used open space, it doesn't have good access, it doesn't have a lot of amenities, it's of course very proximate to attractive open spaces on the waterfront, a shadow would fall on the small p
, maritime plaza, willie woo woo wong playground and boy decker park and that could be shadowed by development sur taount to the transit center district plan and b, incorporate additional qualitative criteria for nine parks plus woh hei yuen park and chinese recreation center that describe the quantity, coverage area, duration, times of day and times of year of new shadows and 2, adopt findings under the california environment quality act, and number 2 is case number 2008 .0789k, 101 1st street, also known as the transbay tower block 3720 lot 001, this is the recreation and park commission to 1, recommend to the planning commission that the net new shadow from the proposed project at 101 first street will not have an adverse impact on union square, st. mary's square, portsmouth square, justin her man plaza, maritime mraz & woh hei yuen park, chinese recreation center and boeddeker park as riper by planning code section 295, 2, allocate net new shadow to the proposed projts at 101 first street for the following six park property union square, st. mary ice square, portsmouth squ
served/ at at rec and park commission, where i built and helped buildpçn playgrounds, basketball courts and recreation centers all o6c/ the richmond district. i'm very proud of that work. we have great wonderful parksoazryf3 all over the neighborhood. however, i feel that we need a sporting goods=kúo and if elected,f6 that's one of the things that i would do is bring a sporting good store into then place in the neighborhoodj"îÑwr where people could buy a baseball or a basketball, even though we have shp &"p great pa2pch7jusr)q to bring a sporting store into the richmond i1jú believe the richmond is a wonderful$;j place families. i care about our publicghó$sç#u help and support our schools, and our school age] the district. we need more funding for our schools, we need to fight for that, and as a supervisor i will fight to make sure publicm education is well funded and also that we have choices for families, education choices, whether that be parochialjqz schools or private schools in=gi the district to keep famili
parks. and park commission, where i built and helped buildpçn playgrounds, basketball courts / the richmond district. i'm very proud of that work. we have great wonderful parksoa3 all over the neighborhood. however, i feel that we need a sporting goods=kúo& and if elected,f6 that's one of the things that i would do is bring a sporting good store into thn place in the neighborhoodj"îÑwre people could buy a baseball or a shp &"p store into the richmond i1jú believe the richmond is a wonderful$;j place families. i care about our help and support our schools, and our school age]' in the district. we need more funding for our schools, we need to fight for that, and as a supervisor i will fight to make sure publicm education is well funded, and also that we have choices for families, education choices, schools or private schools in=gi the district to keep families in the richmond is a great place to live. my family lives there. i've lived there. i graduated from walemberg high$ school. my brother lives in the district, the richmond is my home. i hopeee i will consider support
that will be before the voters on november 6. the city operates more than 200 parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities, open spaces and other public properties throughout san francisco. in 2007 an independent review revealed many parks and facilities were outdated and posed seismic and safety risks. proposition b is a bond measure that would authorize the city to borrow up to $195 million dollars by issuing general obligation bonds to fund repairs and improvements at the city's parks and open spaces. the city plans to use the bond funds for the following purposes: neighborhood park repairs and play ground renovations for 98.8 million dollars. water front park and public open space repairs and renovations for 34.5 million dollars. play ground repair and replacement for 15.5 million dollars. improvements to john mcklairpb park for $10 million dollars, golden gate park for 9 million dollars and like merced park. (inaudible) 12 million dollars. improvements that can serve water and parks for 5 million. trail reconstruction this gold again gate park and john mechanic claire park for 4 millio
balls together at the wong playground where we just redid a couple of tennis courts, and pretty good, president chiu. i want to think david chiu for his leadership and incredible support of our department and his love of play. ladies and gentlemen, supervisor david chiu. >> the sun is shining and the community today. who is excited about the opening of the chinese rec center? [applause] i want to thank all of you for being part of this celebration of our communities history, our present and our future. 1951, 60 years ago from our first kids began playing in the chinese rec center. they became adults and had children themselves. they have become grandparents and have had grandchildren who will play in this facility. and i am also so heartened to be here with all of you to celebrate the history and the memory of betty ann ong. to the ong family, you and betty will be symbols of for us for the rest of our time on what it means to be a heroine. we are here to celebrate our president. wasn't just a few years ago that this entire community came together with the leadership of ccdc and a.n.
, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to th
all ages. unlike the old playground, the new one is accessible to people with disabilities. this brand-new playground has several unique and exciting features. two slides, including one 45- foot super slide with an elevation change of nearly 30 feet. climbing ropes and walls, including one made of granite. 88 suspension bridge. recycling, traditional swing, plus a therapeutics win for children with disabilities, and even a sand garden with chines and drums. >> it is a visionary $3.5 million world class playground in the heart of san francisco. this is just really a big, community win and a celebration for us all. >> to learn more about the helen diller playground in dolores park, go to sfrecpark.org. >> it is my pleasure to introduce our moderate or this evening jennifer white ner, she came to san francisco m in 2001 and volunteered in many levels at the local, state and regional legalers. >> she volunteers as the leader of the voters of california and a small business owner san francisco. and olds a degree in government and a diploma in public policy from the university of
for the grand reopening of our fulton playground on 27th and fulton and it was wonderful. it's a $4.5 million project that allowed us to transform dpw and the rec and park department and the neighbors around it to transform a formerly, and a very stark and bleak playground with mostly tennis and basketball to amazing place that has skateboarding, places for seniors to sit and gather, but also public art and a beautifully renovated clubhouse as well. it should be a tremendous place for the community to build and to continue to flourish. i'm really appreciative of the department of public works and the recreation and parks department for finishing it on time and on budget as well, and we're looking forward to working with not only friends of fulton playground to maintain it, but in the spring we're going to be opening up cabula playground. friends of cabrillo makes sure the neighbors have ownership of it as well. i wanted to also ask if we can close the meeting in honor of one of the voices of community radio in san francisco, alan farley, kalw our school radio station. and i'm hoping that we c
for kids than the kids? we're going to take you to a local playground created by the young mind. >> plus the huge push to cut back on sugar doesn't count on the farm. why the cattle are grazing on gummy beers instead of grass and -- bears instead of grass and grain. should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6. >>> you know it's not too often kids get the opportunity like this. >> they designed the playground after their dreams. you see the children from the pratt house put a pencil to paper and they created a really cool place to have fun. they help families with two or more children get back on their feet. the parents they say they are thrill. >> really .because they have someone to -- important because they have
a sand garden with chines and drums. >> it is a visionary $3.5 million world class playground in the heart of san francisco. this is just really a big, community win and a celebration for us all. >> to learn more about the helen diller playground in dolores park, go to sfrecpark.org. >> about an issue that we deal with, but it's not on tonight's agenda, this is the time to do it. anybody? no? all right. seeing no public comment, let me just announce that we have personnel issues that i won't get into in detail, but we're going to skip around on the posted order of our agenda and skip right down to the regular calendar item d. melchor josette grey area foundation for the arts, [ph*-eup/]a street between mary and 5th streets. >> the artistic endeavor can be permit applications for outdoor sound are handled by commission staff where activities would go past 10:00 p.m., or multiple days it's our policy to bring it to the commission. this performance would take place october 20th and 21 on minna between 5th and mary street for up to 2000 attendees. sfpd southern station has recom
. it is really an extraordinary playground. it has got a little something for everyone. it is aesthetically billion. it is completely accessible. you can see how excited people are for this playground. it is very special.
playground and that open space could be expanded into a more public space that could include the station property. the adjacent playground on the site would be generally sunny and would not be affected by this plan. in terms of the funding program itself, there was questions about how the implementation of the plan works in terms of how funds get allocated and implemented over time. the key document guiding the implementation and allocation of funds is the program implementation document that was adopted by the planning commission and in that document is the comprehensive table, projected revenues that will come in over time from the various revenue sources. in terms of actual implementation, the allocation of these funds are going to be done by the board of supervisors as is done from all the other plan areas that have been adopt and had the board of supervisor's allocation is based on recommendations by a body called the inner agency planned committee, it was adopted a few years ago as a result of all these new area plans coming forward and a need to establish an inner city body, that
's no current available budget for the playground, the proposed increase is 0.03%. moving on to the chinese rec center which is about 4500 feet away from the transbay tower, almost a mile away, the chinese rec center as you know is just recently reopened after a significant reconstruction, renovation, i believe it just reopened this summer, it consists of a three storey indoor recreational facility and a smaller outdoor play area. the shadow would occur for a maximum of five minutes at 8:25 in the morning roughly for a few days in october and a few days in february and would predominantly fall on the roof of the new rec center. this is not an actively used roof, there's no roof deck or they don't play facilities on the deck, it's just a roof. and this is one of the two parks for which there is no budget established by the 1989 memo or any subsequent actions so there is no proposed quantitative change to those limits, it would add 0.008% shadow to the park and the actions related to the transbay tower would find that this shadow would not be adverse to the use of the park without any action rel
of neighborhoods called the friends of balboa park playground. a lost family families with kids in the neighborhood that resulted in about a million mrs. dollars of renovations to balboa park. the playground, the skatepark and other improvements that have benefited our community. on behalf of the neighborhood and a homeowner and someone really interested in improving our community and making sure it meets everybody's needs. i have been involved on a social service level boys and girls club and have built partnerships to get things down and would love to use that experience. just our commitment to the neighborhood and community to serve balboa park. >> thank you, mr. mauroff, you applied om for seat 3, would you like to amend that? >> i thought seat 3 was the most approximate. >> we heard from mr. walker already last week. so no need to hear from you again, but thank you so much for coming back to our second rules committee. at this time i will open up for public comment on this item. if you would like to come up and speak and if you came to our last rules committee, feel fre
whose students could not go out for recess because the playground was in such disrepair disrepair. she asked a new playground. a pre-fab--pre-constructioned playground. we never thought it would happen, but we posted it, and donors fully funded the new playground. >> gavin: you and i have had these off-line conversation where people stepped up in major ways where someone in a state said i want every project on the side. this are couples coming together with $20,000 contributions or writing a bigger check and say can you choose where i should put my money? >> that's exactly--the most surprising and heartwarming happened in your home state when a woman left a voice mail for me. i thought she was having trouble making a $10 donation. i called her back and she said, how many classroom projects are there in california. there were 2200 classroom projects in california at the time. she said how much would it cost to fundamental all. i calculated it. $1.1 million. we hung up and i assumed we would never hear from her again. and then i received a check for $1.1 million to fund every teacher in
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